Forecast Analyst

  • Company: Fresh Hong-Kong
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FRSH00090
  • Date of publication: 2018.09.23

Position

Main responsibilities:

  • Compile and analyze forecasts for all TR markets
  • Communicate latest information from Global Product Marketing/Forecasting on launches, seasonal programs and one shots
  • Continuously monitor markets for variance with program guidelines and frozen forecast policy
  • Maintain regular contact with markets and support Head Quarters in communicating business objectives and needs
  • Be up-to-date on the sales, distribution channel strategy and maintain regular contact with markets
  • Support Head Quarters in sharing market business intelligence (opening of new doors, promotion activity and sales results, catalog updates)
  • Generate reports accurately and timely for defined markets to measure forecast accuracy and to drive continuous improvement  
  • Challenge and consolidate the promotions and launches sales forecasts projected by the Sales and Marketing teams.
  • Take part in costs optimization of samples and testers usage
  • All other duties as assignedIn this position, all initiative taken to propose and conduct any continuous improvement actions / project (optimized tool, simplified processes, reduction of administrative workload...) will be welcome and encouraged.

 

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to work on own initiative with a pro-active strategic approach to challenges.
  • Strong data analysis skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective Team player and ability to motivate a team to achieve set goals.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Customer and market oriented.

 

Main KPIs·         

  •  Forecasts Accuracy
  • Sales performance
  • Products availability
  • Inventory level & quality

 


Profile

 PRINCIPAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business-related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supply chain experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) with advanced Excel data manipulation and analysis skills.
  • Familiarity with SAP, Cognos and SharePoint.
  • APICS certification is desirable.

Additional information

Operationally Reports to: Travel Retail Controller

Functionally Reports to: TR Finance

Direct Report: NA

Internal Partners: Global Forecasting Team, Regional Operations and logistic teams, TR Marketing and Sales.

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Perfumes & Cosmetics

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